MSI’s latest tablet features a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and Windows 8.1 software. The tablet’s called the MSI S100 and we’ve seen it before… but now MSI is officially launching the tablet, which it calls a 3-in-1 device.

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The MSI S100 has an Intel Atom Z3740D quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a micro SD card slot, mini HDMI output, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. It has 2MP front and back cameras and a 10-point multitouch display. The tablet is powered by a 7500mAh battery.

MSI bundles the tablet with a keyboard cover which lets you use the system as a notebook, and the HDMI output means you could connect an external display along with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to use the tablet like a desktop… which I guess is why MSI calls the tablet a 3-in-1.

It’s hardly the first device of its type. Acer, Asus, Dell, and other companies offer similarly-sized tablets with similar Intel Atom processors… and many come with sturdier-looking keyboard docks as well.

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10 replies on “MSI launches S100 Windows Bay Trail tablet”

  1. Why is it so hard to just release a nice 10 inch baytrail tablet with a wacom digitizer and maybe a swappable battery? That could at-least be done at 1.25lb. I just want a small tablet that can do everything. Just price it at about $400… i just need a nice small tablet for reading and sketching…the Ramos i10 Pro would have been perfect if it had the wacom pen… they cancelled the i10 note..

    1. I know it won’t have the same battery life, but if it’s any help, used and refurb 1st-gen MS Pro tablets can be had on Amazon for under $400.

      1. yeah I am looking for about 1.3lb fanless with a long battery life the Vivotab 8 is just too small for things like inking and such and the Thinkpad is too expensive at $600 for that much i might as well get the base model of Surface Pro 3

  2. Not bad, but it’s similar to all the other tablets.

    It would be cool to see a tablet with a 12.2″ 1080p screen, 8GB RAM, 4th Gen Core i5, 512GB SSD, 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, SD card slot, optional keyboard dock with battery and more USB ports, and a desktop dock with HDMI and VGA output.
    I know that’s unrealistic, but that would make a great tablet and the price would be extremely high.

    1. Surface Pro has all those specs, and the broadwell-Y version in 2015 will be fanless and thin as ipad air. Just expect to pay a premium. I’ll stick with my desktop and android tablet.

  3. Maybe they WANT you to read it as $100. Everything in marketing is planned/intentional.

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